RE: NANFA-L-- Spring Fling - The Preliminary Picture.

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 14 Mar 2005 12:45:38 -0500

Yeah, Todd and Jeff joined us-in-Borden Creek, AL, last Sunday which was a
beautiful day. Check out his picture of a blackbanded darter on the link
below. It's one of the oddest looking blackbandeds I've seen, even given
that it's a variable species.

Todd, are you sure that your Tennessee Snub isn't a Black darter? I say that
because the saddles along the sides are fused into a more or less continuous
black blur, more typical of Blacks than Tennessees. But I could be wrong. .

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the sunny Tennessee (River, that is)
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Crail, Todd" <tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu>
>To: <>
>Subject: NANFA-L-- Spring Fling - The Preliminary Picture.
>Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 21:07:38 -0500
>Howdy gang... Just back and starting to recover from a brutal 7 days in
>the SE US with my compadre, partner in crime, and NANFA member Jeff
>Grabarkiewicz. We sampled some of NANFA's finest hospitality with Prez and
>First Lady Ruth, El Snorkelmeister (and briefly with his un-informed wife
>:) and with Ranger Bob and Betsy Culler. I think the interactions with all
>the folks is what really made the trip (cause it sure wasn't the weather!),
>and I thank you all again for your hospitality and conversation. It was a
>great glimpse of NANFA for Jeff... I think he's going to beg, moan and
>crawl until his wife lets him go to the Convention heehee.
>Oh yeah. We saw some awesome fish too! ;) We weren't able to get into the
>habitat of some of the stuff we'd have liked to... but the "weather and
>water gamble" paid dividens of color in Darterland. And, we had a pile of
>suprises and great stories generated along the way. I plan on typing that
>all up over the next couple weeks, and pairing up some of Jeff's fantastic
>photography with it (he was more into it than I was this time around). For
>now... Here's a few gleanings from my shots that I did take.
>The Muddy Maumee Madness, Toledo, OH
>It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
> <>

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